Boskalis Awarded Dredging Contract for Port of Rotterdam
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a multi-year contract for the maintenance dredging in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, ensuring the continued safe access to the port.
The contract was awarded by the Port of Rotterdam and the Department of Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat) in the Netherlands. The maintenance dredging will take place in the Maasmond/Maasgeul in the access channel and inner port basins of the port.
The award criteria included various sustainability metrics, including CO2 reducing measures. The initial contract duration is three years commencing in March 2020, with the use of a mid-sized trailing suction hopper dredger. This may be extended up to five more years through to 2028, subject to innovative and approved sustainability initiatives. This project award is not affected by recently introduced national restrictions related to nitrogen emission.